Archive for January, 2013
Our accountant, Alan C. Wilson, has a referral program in which he will give $25 to current clients for any new clients that they refer to him. This year, we thought we would ask anyone looking for a tax guru to visit Alan and tell him you were referred by Black and Orange Cat Foundation. Alan does the taxes for B and O and if several people go to him and tell him the organization referred them, we could get a nice donation!
All you have to do is tell Alan that Black and Orange Cat Foundation sent you his way. Then have him prepare your taxes! It’s that easy. Black and Orange will then get $25 because of YOU!
Alan lives locally here in Plain City and is a member of Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church. In the past, he has offered to make a donation to the church when other St. Joe’s members had their taxes done with him. So we know he is a charitable guy and will be happy to see so many referrals arriving via Black and Orange.
Alan’s office is located at 232 North Main Street in Marysville, Suite J. He is right next to the Marysville post office. You can call him at 937-642-2524 or 614-873-1040. Or send him an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To read more about the referral program and what Alan offers, click on the letter to the right to enlarge it for easier viewing.
To find out more about Alan, visit his web site HERE.
You can also be a fan of Alan’s on Facebook HERE.
We’d like to introduce you to the new pharmacist we have working part-time behind the counter in the drugstore and also manning the compounding lab at Midwestern Compounding Pharmacy.
This super “mixer magician” is Bob Borchers and many of you may recognize him from his days at The Medicine Shoppe in West Jefferson. Bob also owned Cornerstone Pharmacy, across from Doctor’s Hospital off of West Broad Street on the west side of Columbus, for many, many years before he and his wife, Jenny, decided to spend a bit more time relaxing and less time being business owners.
Bob has kindly agreed to step in and help us with marketing the compounding business. Besides letting all his former Rolodex contacts know what he’s up to, Bob has also been rolling up his shirt sleeves to make tons of capsules, creams, and suspensions. Bob has a huge amount of compounding experience and we are so glad to have him with us.
Bob, like Joe and me, graduated from The Ohio State University’s College of Pharmacy. So you know, he’s got to be good!
What else do you need to know about him? Bob likes his coffee (there is always a pot brewing in the compounding lab when he is there) and he is also a huge James Bond fan (he and his son like to analyze all aspects of the movies after a new one arrives in theaters).
We hope you’ll stop in and say hello to Bob. Or better yet, bring him a prescription for a compound and he’ll magically whip out a vial or jar just for you!
On Sunday, January 13, Joe and I got a sneak peek at the new Heart and Surgical Pavilion that Memorial Hospital of Union County is opening at the end of January.
The new heart hospital is just gorgeous with calming colors and state-of-the art equipment. We visited the first floor which contains the surgery suites and sixteen pre-op and recovery rooms for patients.
On the second floor are physicians’ offices, as well as a new anticoagulation clinic. Everywhere we visited, excited and enthusiastic staff greeted us and answered our questions.
Memorial Hospital is partnering with The Ohio State University to offer highly trained medical staff, who will carry out heart catheterizations, pacemaker and defibrillator implants, and much more. There is also an endoscopy suite for colonoscopies and upper GI scopes.
If you’d like to take a tour and see the new Heart Pavilion yourself, there will be a Community Open House on Saturday, January 19 from 4-6:30 pm. Click on the flyer to the left to get all the details about the Open House.
To see all the photos Joe took from our Open House visit, stop by our Facebook page HERE. And “Like” us while you are there!
Joe forwarded me this petition from his pharmacist friend, Ed Zatta, and asked me to blog about it so that everyone who reads the blog can sign the petition. This petition asks the Obama Administration to recognize pharmacists as healthcare providers. Currently, pharmacists are NOT recognized as such under the Social Security Act and cannot be paid by Medicare for therapy management and patient consultation services.
Among those who are considered to be healthcare professionals: dietitians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives, and clinical social workers.
But NOT pharmacists.
By signing this petition and asking Medicare to change the compensation structure to include pharmacists, you will ensure that you, the patient, will continue to have access to the medication expertise given by a pharmacist. Studies show that when pharmacists get involved in patient care, there are fewer drug reactions and healthcare costs are reduced. Patients win!
To sign this petition, you must create an account with a password, as this is an official White House site. It only takes a few seconds to put in your email and generate a password. After you create the account, you will have to hit a link in your email. It may not take you directly back to this petition, so if it does not, click on the link again after you have created the account. If you already have an account with the White House, log in.
We need 25,000 signatures on this petition by January 26, so please pass this along to friends and relatives!
To sign the petition to “Recognize Pharmacists as Health Care Providers,” click HERE.
Dr. Adams’ office will be closed this week until Monday, January 7, as the staff prepares for major changes that we think you will be thrilled to learn are in the works.
Beginning on January 7, Adams Family Medical Center will be partnering with Memorial Hospital of Union County to provide more benefits for Dr. Adams’ patients. If you click on the letter to the left, you can read all of the updates that the office is working on during the time they are closed.
Some of those changes include transitioning to electronic medical records and providing laboratory services through Memorial Hospital rather than with the national lab system that was previously used.
While the electronic medical records will not be in effect immediately, the staff hopes to be using them by the end of the month. Electronic medical records allow prescriptions to be submitted electronically to pharmacies for more timely medication preparation. Lab reports can be transmitted to the office as soon as the results are posted, allowing for a faster diagnosis and consult with patients. Additionally, the records can be shared between other health care professionals reducing the problem of repeated testing. These records also aid in patient safety with built-in checks to guide the health care providers as they deal with multiple health problems and medications.
All major insurances will still be accepted and the quality of care that Dr. Adams provides will still be stellar.
Additionally, adding to the high quality of care, Mary Helmuth will be working in the office as the new office manager/clinical supervisor. Joining her in the office will be Brittany Miller and Sandy Thomas.
The office will be open and staffed from 7 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday (Dr. Adams will not be there all of those hours, but one of the staff will be!). You can call during those times to set up appointments and get medication refills.
We are so excited about these new changes and think you will be, too. We’ll keep you posted as we know more!
Please like Adams Family Medical Center on Facebook HERE.